Seeing stars

Jeremy Aldrich -- November 17th, 2008

A recent AP story extols the popularity of the newly-renovated Wells Planetarium at JMU:

The rededicated planetarium opened in September, and school officials say the 66-seat facility has been packed every weekend…The renovation included building a new 30-foot inner dome, a new projection system, new chairs and a new heating and air conditioning system.  The JMU facility is one of about a dozen planetariums in Virginia and the only one in the Shenandoah Valley.

Public shows are available on certain Saturdays.  Have any readers here been able to catch one?

3 Responses to “Seeing stars”

  1. Renee says:

    Neat, I didn’t know they did an upgrade. I went to the old one once – I’d like to check out the renovated one sometime.

  2. Wes says:

    I am super-stoked. The planetarium at JMU is probably one of my favorite features of the college; I took two classes there. Not only are the chairs comfy, the entire thing makes you feel like you’re in at a Separate Peace. Thanks for the announcement!

  3. Marty says:

    According to my wife who called the box office, tickets for the remainder of the year are accounted for. :(

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